We currently have a requirement to build flexi circuits and mount two 40 way, 20 thou connectors at each end. The flexi pcb's arrived in singlulated format. Ideally we would like to have the circuits panelised for machine building as hand placing the connectors is not really an option. We also have no fiducials for any kind of placement accuracy. As far as I can tell to actually manufacture in volume we would need some kind of carrier for machine transport purposes, this sounds easy enough but how do we hold the circuits flat? Using high temperature tape is an option , but again to manufacture in volume we want as little handling as possible. Can anyone advise if they have been 'challenged' with this before. Thanks in advance.
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